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The Joker: A Serious Study Of The Crown Prince Of Crime edited by Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner (book review)

June 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Joker: A Serious Study Of The Crown Prince Of Crime edited by Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner  (book review)

Editors Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner assert in the introduction that of all the comicbook villains, the Joker stands head and shoulders as the most memorable. I imagine he has a laugh about that, too. The runner-up is Marvel’s Magneto, so it would be interesting to see a serious book on the magnetic […]

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Doctor Who: Diamond Dogs by Mike Tucker (book review)

June 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Diamond Dogs by Mike Tucker  (book review)

One of three new novels for the new ‘Doctor Who’ companion ‘Diamond Dogs’ tips a curtsey nod to the late great David Bowie with its title. An off-planet adventure for Bill and the Doctor sees her introduction to his interesting moral code as they land inside one of the biggest diamond vaults anywhere so he […]

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 11. World Enough And Time by Steven Moffat

June 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 11. World Enough And Time by Steven Moffat

Time stretches out for that cybernetic moment so from here in there are spoilers! The premise for the opening of this story is clever. The Doctor wants to see if he’s reformed Missy and gives her a chance for some humane moments and lets the TARDIS choose a place for this in an emergency. As […]

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Superheroes On World Screens edited by Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward (book review)

June 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Superheroes On World Screens edited by Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward   (book review)

I was rather amused by the introduction saying there wasn’t many books out there about comicbook characters being adapted into movies when I have two more in my current pile on the subject from the same publisher. The title, ‘Superheroes On World Screens’ is a bit of a misnomer because what this book is mostly […]

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Master and Missy … together in evil?

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Master and Missy … together in evil?

A shocking new image materialises in time for the Doctor Who series 10 finale, which sees Missy (Michelle Gomez) and the Master (John Simm) together for the first time. The pair are seen either side of the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) as they put their own chilling spin on the poster image that previously accompanied Doctor […]

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The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis (book review).

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis (book review).

It’s airships and rifles in a kind of Napoleonic-era war in the steampunkish debut novel ‘The Guns Above’ by Robyn Bennis. Other than the steam engines mounted on the airships and the mention of trains, there’s little of the traditional Victorian steampunk ethos in this book. But there’s plenty of adventure, grittiness and sarcastic comments […]

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 10. The Eaters Of Light by Rona Munro

June 17, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 10. The Eaters Of Light by Rona Munro

Into the depths of 2nd century Scotland from here in there are spoilers! From the start of this story, you do have to wonder where did Missy go but more of that later. The Doctor takes Bill and Nardole into the past to look for the 9th Roman Legion, although knows they’ve pillaged and gone. […]

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Adam West (1928-2017) a remembrance by: GF Willmetts

June 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Adam West (1928-2017)    a remembrance by: GF Willmetts

Looking at Adam West’s IMdB entry, he might have had a long list of acting credits, he is probably best known as the first TV Batman in 1966-68, although prior to it he has also featured in the likes of ‘The Outer Limits’ (The Invisible Enemy’), ‘Robinson Crusoe On Mars’ (1964) and even ‘Bewitched; (‘Love […]

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 9: The Empress Of Mars by Mark Gatiss

June 10, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 9: The Empress Of Mars by Mark Gatiss

The big reveal was shown at the end of the last episode but from here in there are spoilers! Seeing a message left on Mars, the Doctor, Bill and Nardole go to the red planet in 1888 and investigate the tunnels. When Bill falls through a hole in the ground, the Doctor orders Nardole to […]

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Black Panther roars (first trailer).

June 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Black Panther roars (first trailer).

And the first trailer for the Marvel movie Black Panther drops, with the backdrop of the secret tech-advanced African super-state revealed in more detail. The film’s official blurb reads: Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed […]

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